Pepto is one of those products that I always keep around. One thing I like about it is that it's one of those things you can reach for when your stomach pain is sort of indescribable. For example, you don't necessarily feel acidic like you should take Tums or something, but you do have cramping and pains. That's where Pepto has its niche, in my opinion. I tried the pill form of Pepto once but it was not as soothing on the stomach. If you have an ulcer or anything, Drs prescribe Calafate, which has a very similar consistency to Pepto -- it basically coats your stomach and eases the pain. I think Pepto is an OTC version of this - great staple just in case!